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Using Search Engines to Find Online Medical Information

  • Mohammad Al-Ubaydli
  • Published: August 02, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020228

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PubMed search results as RSS

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:44 GMT

Author: Ram Kumar
Position: Doctor
Institution: Royal Manchester Childrens/Royal Preston Hospital, UK
E-mail: numerouno@ram16k.f2s.com
Submitted Date: August 03, 2005
Published Date: August 5, 2005
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PubMed has an important new feature which they have kept rather quiet about - outputting search results as RSS 2.0 feeds.
Look under the "Send To" pull-down menu on the PubMed search results screen, and you will see "RSS feed". I have tried it out using the "My Yahoo" RSS newsreader page.

This RSS feed could function in a similar way to email notification of new articles relevant to an old search, but potentially offers more exciting functionality e.g. continuously updated references section for a medical article on a web page.

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